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Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-19-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Peter_Suciu
Turkey used the East German helmets too in the...

Turkey used the East German helmets too in the 1990s. Is that a possibility? A Turkish unit with the UN?
Forum: Conservation/Safe Keeping Forum 01-15-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 63
Posted By Peter_Suciu
Addressing Water Starts Outside

I wanted to share some lessons I learned. I am very vigilant when it comes to dealing with issues of mold, dust, humidity, water, etc. I live in the Midwest and have a basement where a large part is...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-14-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,125
Posted By Peter_Suciu
I'm going to be the contrarian in this case....

I'm going to be the contrarian in this case. Visually thefilm looks fantastic and the film even did an excellent job with immersing theaudience into the frontlines. The trenches are spectacular,...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-10-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,037
Posted By Peter_Suciu
This is a problem of American high concept TV...

This is a problem of American high concept TV series, but also a problem of the source material. TMITHC was based on a book by Philip K. Dick, who wrote the books that became Blade Runner and Total...
Forum: Communist Bloc Militaria 01-10-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Peter_Suciu
It seems to be what I'd want to see in one of...

It seems to be what I'd want to see in one of these.
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-08-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Peter_Suciu
I can highly recommend the book. It was filled...

I can highly recommend the book. It was filled with information that even serious helmet collectors might not know. A must for any helmet collector's library.
Forum: Conservation/Safe Keeping Forum 12-19-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By Peter_Suciu
The flip side in the winter. I'm in Michigan and...

The flip side in the winter. I'm in Michigan and in the winter I run the heat all day as I work from home, so that can dry out the house VERY quickly as I tend to keep the house on the warm side. I...
Forum: Conservation/Safe Keeping Forum 12-19-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By Peter_Suciu
In my "bunker" - the finished basement that I've...

In my "bunker" - the finished basement that I've done my best to waterproof" - I run a dehumidifier year round and set the humidity to about 30 percent. Apart from one mishap last summer the room has...
Forum: Living History Forum 12-17-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Peter_Suciu
https://www.foxnews.com/science/the-battle-of-the-...

https://www.foxnews.com/science/the-battle-of-the-bulge-german-deception-advanced-weapons
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-14-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,583
Posted By Peter_Suciu
I'm very sorry to hear about John's passing. I...

I'm very sorry to hear about John's passing. I always enjoyed talking to him at MAX and SOS. The shows will truly not be the same without him.


My condolences to the family, and I echo Jareth's...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 11-26-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Peter_Suciu
The first one is indeed Swedish. The second one...

The first one is indeed Swedish. The second one is just a late Soviet era steel helmet, an SSh-68 -- sometimes called a "cone head" because of the tall height of the helmet.
Forum: Living History Forum 11-09-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Peter_Suciu
Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9 is a notable day in world history. It was on this day in 1918 that Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated. It was on this day that the infamous Beer Hall Putsch occurred and in 1938 Kristallnacht.
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Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 11-01-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Peter_Suciu
It isn't a typical war film by any means. It is...

It isn't a typical war film by any means. It is extremely dark at times and it verges to the surreal.


Without giving away too much, it is about a German deserter in the final months of the war....
Forum: Living History Forum 09-26-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Peter_Suciu
That seems more like the movie version than...

That seems more like the movie version than reality. The officer in question actually transferred after the battle as he was upset that so many men died in the battle.
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 09-24-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Peter_Suciu
The khaki cloth shows almost no wear and even if...

The khaki cloth shows almost no wear and even if it was used with a helmet cover I'd expect to see wear/aging to the fabric.


As others have suggested it looks like a leather helmet that was...
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 09-22-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Peter_Suciu
Looks like a modern copy to me.

Looks like a modern copy to me.
Forum: Living History Forum 09-17-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Peter_Suciu
75th Anniversary of Market Garden

Was Operation Market Garden an intelligence failure or failure of command?





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Forum: International Militaria Forum 09-12-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Peter_Suciu
It looks like a Sten Gun strap. Could be Indian...

It looks like a Sten Gun strap. Could be Indian Army, Pakistani, Israeli, etc.
Forum: Living History Forum 09-10-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Peter_Suciu
100 Years ago today - New York Victory Parade

100 years ago today New York City hosted one of the largest military parades in the nation's history.


Soldiers marched under the massive Victory Arch on Fifth Avenue. Sadly a forgotten event.
...
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 09-01-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Peter_Suciu
It is indeed a French M1886 helmet doctored to...

It is indeed a French M1886 helmet doctored to look like a German helmet. I've seen dozens of fake German tropical helmets. Take a $100 US helmet and add a $5 cockade and suddenly it is a $2000...
Forum: Living History Forum 06-28-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By Peter_Suciu
100th Anniversary of the end of WWI

It was 100 years ago today that the Treaty of Versailles was signed, five years after the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand.

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Forum: Living History Forum 06-21-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Peter_Suciu
75th Anniversary of the G.I. Bill

https://news.clearancejobs.com/2019/06/21/gi-bill-celebrates-its-75th-anniversary/
As the Second World War waged on, the 78th United States Congress passed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944....
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 06-06-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Peter_Suciu
And the technology of D-Day: ...

And the technology of D-Day:
https://www.foxnews.com/science/how-d-day-technology-made-operation-overlord-a-success
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 06-05-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Peter_Suciu
D-Day deception FoxNews

My D-Day deception feature for FoxNews.com:
https://www.foxnews.com/science/d-day-deception-phantom-armies-fake-information


And I wrote another piece for ClearanceJobs.com on Spies and D-Day:...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 05-30-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Peter_Suciu
Round-up of D-Day Movies

Here is a piece I wrote for Range365.com on the movies and TV series to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day:
https://www.range365.com/d-day-in-movies/
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